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AWI Expands Next Generation Wind Shear Technology

By Juliet Van Wagenen | November 11, 2014
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The LLWAS system
The LLWAS system. Photo: AWI

[Avionics Today 11-11-2014] All Weather Inc. (AWI) has released its latest Low Level Wind Shear Alert System (LLWAS) technology, which allows pilots to safely navigate through volatile weather. The new release combines an advanced sensor array, a Phase-III algorithm and a system for Air Traffic Management (ATM) information integration and display, using FlexIDS.

AWI uses ultrasonic, FAA-certified wind sensor technology to feed real-time information into the LLWAS’s central processor. Once the wind measurements reach the central processor, UCAR Phase-III algorithms are applied to generate warnings for gust fronts, microbursts, vertical shear and derechos to controllers in every position on the network.

Wind shear and microburst alerts can also interact with other systems such as ATIS, AWOS and local Doppler Radar for a comprehensive report of weather conditions.

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